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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550027/exceptional-response-to-nivolumab-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-in-neuroendocrine-cervical-carcinoma-with-high-tumor-mutational-burden-management-considerations-from-the-center-for-personalized-cancer-therapy-at-uc-san-diego-moores-cancer-center
#1
Andrew Sharabi, Sangwoo Shawn Kim, Shumei Kato, Philip D Sanders, Sandip Pravin Patel, Parag Sanghvi, Elizabeth Weihe, Razelle Kurzrock
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix is an ultra-rare malignancy with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Checkpoint blockade immunotherapy has rapidly developed into an emerging standard of care for several common disease types. Interestingly, in preclinical and retrospective clinical data, radiation therapy has been demonstrated to synergize with checkpoint inhibitors. Here we report a patient with metastatic, chemotherapy-refractory neuroendocrine carcinoma who presented with partial bowel obstruction due to a large tumor burden...
May 26, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540813/measurement-and-analysis-of-the-impact-of-time-interval-temperature-and-radiation-dose-on-tumour-cell-survival-and-its-application-in-thermoradiotherapy-plan-evaluation
#2
C M van Leeuwen, A L Oei, R Ten Cate, N A P Franken, A Bel, L J A Stalpers, J Crezee, H P Kok
PURPOSE: Biological modelling of thermoradiotherapy may further improve patient selection and treatment plan optimisation, but requires a model that describes the biological effect as a function of variables that affect treatment outcome (e.g. temperature, radiation dose). This study aimed to establish such a model and its parameters. Additionally, a clinical example was presented to illustrate the application. METHODS: Cell survival assays were performed at various combinations of radiation dose (0-8 Gy), temperature (37-42 °C), time interval (0-4 h) and treatment sequence (radiotherapy before/after hyperthermia) for two cervical cancer cell lines (SiHa and HeLa)...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534701/plasma-mir-145-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-and-radiosensitivity-prediction-of-human-cervical-cancer
#3
Hu Wei, Chen Wen-Ming, Jiao Jun-Bo
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate levels of plasma miR-145 in patients with cervical cancer (CC) and investigate its biomarker potential. Methods Using qRT-PCR, we compared plasma miR-145 levels in 120 patients with CC, 120 patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), and 120 healthy volunteers. The association between plasma miR-145 expression and clinicopathological factors, including radiation response, was also analyzed. Results Plasma miR-145 levels were lower in CC patient than in CIN patients and healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533808/how-one-institution-overcame-the-challenges-to-start-an-mri-based-brachytherapy-program-for-cervical-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Matthew M Harkenrider, Steven M Shea, Abbie M Wood, Bonnie Chinsky, Amishi Bajaj, Michael Mysz, Joseph H Yacoub, Ari Goldberg, Margaret Liotta, Ronald Potkul, Murat Surucu, John Roeske, William Small
PURPOSE: Adaptive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based brachytherapy results in improved local control and decreased high-grade toxicities compared to historical controls. Incorporating MRI into the workflow of a department can be a major challenge when initiating an MRI-based brachytherapy program. This project aims to describe the goals, challenges, and solutions when initiating an MRI-based cervical cancer brachytherapy program at our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We describe the 6-month multi-disciplinary planning phase to initiate an MRI-based brachytherapy program...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532243/transabdominal-ultrasonography-defined-optimal-and-definitive-bladder-filling-protocol-with-time-trends-during-pelvic-radiation-for-cervical-cancer
#5
Mahantshetty Umesh, Deepak P Kumar, Pranav Chadha, Rajiv Choudary, Seema Kembhavi, Meenakshi Thakur, Engineer Reena, Supriya Chopra, Shyamkishore Shrivastava
PURPOSE: Advanced radiotherapy techniques have emphasized on the importance of accurate target volume localization and delineation. The aim of this study was to determine time taken to achieve moderate bladder volume under physiological conditions, using transabdominal ultrasound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with cervical cancer undergoing radical radiation with or without concomitant chemotherapy underwent serial ultrasound to estimate bladder filling. With a strict bladder protocol of consuming 1000 mL of water orally over 30 minutes after emptying the bladder, ultrasound was done after 45 minutes from bladder emptying time and repeated at 15-minute interval till 300 (25) mL filling was achieved and repeated every week...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529679/new-era-of-electronic-brachytherapy
#6
EDITORIAL
Prabhakar Ramachandran
Traditional brachytherapy refers to the placement of radioactive sources on or inside the cancer tissues. Based on the type of sources, brachytherapy can be classified as radionuclide and electronic brachytherapy. Electronic brachytherapy uses miniaturized X-ray sources instead of radionuclides to deliver high doses of radiation. The advantages of electronic brachytherapy include low dose to organs at risk, reduced dose to treating staff, no leakage radiation in off state, less shielding, and no radioactive waste...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528206/feasibility-of-atlas-based-active-bone-marrow-sparing-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-cervical-cancer
#7
Nan Li, Sonal S Noticewala, Casey W Williamson, Hanjie Shen, Igor Sirak, Rafal Tarnawski, Umesh Mahantshetty, Carl K Hoh, Kevin L Moore, Loren K Mell
BACKGROUND: To test the hypothesis that atlas-based active bone marrow (ABM)-sparing intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) yields similar dosimetric results compared to custom ABM-sparing IMRT for cervical cancer patients. METHODS: We sampled 62 cervical cancer patients with pre-treatment FDG-PET/CT in training (n=32) or test (n=30) sets. ABM was defined as the subvolume of the pelvic bone marrow (PBM) with standardized uptake value (SUV) above the mean on the average FDG-PET image (ABMAtlas) vs...
May 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526168/extended-mesometrial-resection-emmr-surgical-approach-to-the-treatment-of-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-based-on-the-theory-of-ontogenetic-cancer-fields
#8
Benjamin Wolf, Roman Ganzer, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Bettina Hentschel, Lars-Christian Horn, Michael Höckel
BACKGROUND: Based on ontogenetic-anatomic considerations, we have introduced total mesometrial resection (TMMR) and laterally extended endopelvic resection (LEER) as surgical treatments for patients with cancer of the uterine cervix FIGO stages I B1 - IV A. For a subset of patients with locally advanced disease we have sought to develop an operative strategy characterized by the resection of additional tissue at risk for tumor infiltration as compared to TMMR, but less than in LEER, preserving the urinary bladder function...
May 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524247/comparison-of-adjuvant-therapy-for-node-positive-clinical-stage-ib-iib-cervical-cancer-systemic-chemotherapy-versus-pelvic-irradiation
#9
Koji Matsuo, Muneaki Shimada, Yoichi Aoki, Masaru Sakamoto, Nobuhiro Takeshima, Hisaya Fujiwara, Takashi Matsumoto, Mikio Mikami, Toru Sugiyama
This was a nation-wide retrospective study in Japan examining women who underwent radical hysterectomy for clinical stage IB-IIB cervical cancer with pelvic and/or para-aortic lymph node metastasis between 2004 and 2008. Time to recurrence or death and patterns of disease recurrence were compared based upon the adjuvant treatment pattern: whole pelvic radiotherapy alone (n=253), concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CCRT, n=502), and chemotherapy alone (n=319). Women who received chemotherapy alone had similar recurrence (5-year rates, 36...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517240/imaging-after-treatment-in-uterine-malignancies-spectrum-of-normal-findings-and-most-common-complications
#10
REVIEW
Maura Miccò, Anna Maria Telesca, Benedetta Gui, Pier Paolo Grimaldi, Francesco Cambi, Maria Giulia Marini, Anna Lia Valentini, Lorenzo Bonomo
Uterine malignancies account for the majority of gynaecologic cancers. Different treatment options are available depending on histology, disease grade and stage. Hysterectomy is the most frequent surgical procedure. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CRT) represents the preferred therapeutic choice for locally advanced uterine and cervical malignancies. Imaging of the female pelvis following these treatments is particularly challenging due to alteration of the normal anatomy. Radiologists should be familiar with both the expected post-treatment imaging findings and the imaging features of possible complications to make the correct interpretation and avoid possible pitfalls...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508846/assessment-of-three-dimensional-setup-errors-in-image-guided-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-uterine-and-cervical-cancer-using-kilovoltage-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-its-effect-on-planning-target-volume-margins
#11
Nidhi Patni, Nagarjuna Burela, Rajesh Pasricha, Jaishree Goyal, Tej Prakash Soni, T Senthil Kumar, T Natarajan
PURPOSE: To achieve the best possible therapeutic ratio using high-precision techniques (image-guided radiation therapy/volumetric modulated arc therapy [IGRT/VMAT]) of external beam radiation therapy in cases of carcinoma cervix using kilovoltage cone-beam computed tomography (kV-CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and five patients of gynecological malignancies who were treated with IGRT (IGRT/VMAT) were included in the study. CBCT was done once a week for intensity-modulated radiation therapy and daily in IGRT/VMAT...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498261/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-clinical-and-pathological-analysis-of-47-patients-without-intrauterine-diethylstilbestrol-exposure
#12
Li Yang, Aiwen Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Xianhua Fang, Wenyong Sun, Yaqing Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to summarize the clinical and pathological characteristics and to conduct prognosis analysis of patients who were diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix (CCCUC) and without a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all the patients with CCCUC who were diagnosed and treated at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital between 1998 and 2014. Charts were reviewed for clinical and pathological characteristics, and prognosis analysis was conducted...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498243/a-controlled-study-on-vaginal-blood-flow-during-sexual-arousal-among-early-stage-cervical-cancer-survivors-treated-with-conventional-radical-or-nerve-sparing-surgery-with-or-without-radiotherapy
#13
Rinske Maria Bakker, Quirine D Pieterse, Luc R C W van Lonkhuijzen, Baptist J B M Z Trimbos, Carien L Creutzberg, Gemma G Kenter, Cor D de Kroon, Moniek M Ter Kuile
OBJECTIVE: Sexual problems among cervical cancer survivors may in part be caused by reduced vaginal blood flow due to damaged hypogastric nerves during radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy and/or by radiation-induced vaginal changes after pelvic radiotherapy. A nerve-sparing modification of radical hysterectomy (NSRH) may preserve vaginal blood flow. Vaginal blood flow during sexual arousal was compared between different treatment modalities. METHODS: We investigated premenopausal women treated for early-stage cervical cancer with radical hysterectomy (n = 29), NSRH (n = 28), NSRH with radiotherapy (n = 14), and controls (n = 31)...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495443/dose-volume-correlation-of-cumulative-vaginal-doses-and-late-toxicity-after-adjuvant-external-radiation-and-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer
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Roshni Singh, Supriya Chopra, Reena Engineer, Siji Paul, Sadhana Kannan, Sarthak Mohanty, Jamema Swamidas, Umesh Mahantshetty, Jaya Ghosh, Amita Maheshwari, T Surappa Shylasree, Rajendra Kerkar, Sudeep Gupta, Shyam Shrivastava
PURPOSE: To investigate dose-response relationship between vaginal doses and long-term morbidity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients receiving adjuvant pelvic (chemo) radiation and brachytherapy for cervical cancer from January 2011 to December 2014 were included. Baseline vaginal length was determined clinically and from imaging at BT planning. Dose points were defined along mucosa and at 5 mm depth at 12, 3, 6, and 9 'o' clock positions at every 2 cm from apex to introitus...
May 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492995/general-health-status-of-long-term-cervical-cancer-survivors-after-radiotherapy
#15
Lee Sung Uk, Kim Young Ae, Yoon Young-Ho, Kim Yeon-Joo, Lim Myong Cheol, Park Sang-Yoon, Seo Sang-Soo, Park Ji Eun, Kim Joo-Young
PURPOSE: To evaluate the global health status of long-term cervical cancer survivors (LCCS) who survived for more than 4 years after curative radiation treatment (RT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 562 women treated with RT in our institution between 2003 and 2010 were reviewed. Excluding 259 women who died of disease or were lost to follow-up, disease status and late morbidities were evaluated in 303 LCCS. Quality of life (QoL) was analyzed in 168 LCCS using a questionnaire from the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer, and the results were compared with an age-matched healthy Korean female population...
May 10, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492507/core-shell-magnetic-gold-nanoparticles-for-magnetic-field-enhanced-radio-photothermal-therapy-in-cervical-cancer
#16
Rui Hu, Minxue Zheng, Jinchang Wu, Cheng Li, Danqing Shen, Dian Yang, Li Li, Mingfeng Ge, Zhimin Chang, Wenfei Dong
The combination of radiotherapy (RT) and photothermal therapy (PTT) has been considered an attractive strategy in cervical cancer treatment. However, it remains a challenge to simultaneously enhance the radio-sensitivity of tumor tissue, develop tumor tissue-focused radiation therapies and combine dual therapeutic modalities. In this study, core-shell type magnetic gold (Fe₃O₄@Au) nanoparticles are exploited to achieve the synergistic efficacy of radio-photothermal therapy in cervical cancer. Fe₃O₄@Au nanoparticles (NPs) with uniform morphology exhibited superior surface plasmon resonance properties, excellent superparamagnetic properties, good biocompatibility and high photothermal conversion efficiency...
May 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489930/prognostic-value-of-cervical-nodal-tumor-volume-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-analysis-of-1230-patients-with-positive-cervical-nodal-metastasis
#17
Fo-Ping Chen, Guan-Qun Zhou, Zhen-Yu Qi, Li Lin, Jiang Hu, Xiao-Ju Wang, Ying Sun
PURPOSE: To investigate the variability and prognostic value of nodal tumor volume (NTV) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data on 1230 patients with newly diagnosed stage T1-4N1-3M0 NPC treated with definitive radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy at a single cancer center were reviewed. NTV was determined from dose volume histogram (DVH) data. X-tile analysis was applied to identify the optimal cut-off points for the NTV with respect to regional recurrence-free survival (RRFS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483134/a-woman-in-her-30s-with-a-history-of-cervical-cancer-presents-with-shortness-of%C3%A2-breath-and-pleuritic-chest-pain
#18
Jing Gennie Wang, Patrick Gerard Cox
A woman in her 30s presented to the ED with a 3-month history of shortness of breath on exertion, dry cough, and pleuritic chest pain. A month ago, the patient was seen at an internal medicine clinic and was found to have a right pleural effusion. A thoracentesis revealed straw-colored fluid, a total nucleated cell count of 1,260 × 10(6)/L, and a differential with neutrophils of 0.15, lymphocytes of 0.55, macrophages/monocytes of 0.19, and eosinophils of 0.10. Fluid cytology and culture were negative. The patient was presumed to have a parapneumonic effusion and treated empirically with antibiotics...
May 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464474/photobiomodulation-leads-to-enhanced-radiosensitivity-through-induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-cervical-cancer-cells
#19
Gholamreza Esmaeeli Djavid, Bahareh Bigdeli, Bahram Goliaei, Alireza Nikoofar, Michael R Hamblin
The radiomodulatory effect of photobiomodulation (PBM) has recently been studied in cancer cells. The aim of this study was to investigate cellular mechanisms involved in the X-ray radiosensitivity of HeLa cells pre-exposed to PBM. HeLa cells were irradiated with 685 nm laser at different energy densities prior to X-ray ionizing radiation. After irradiation, clonogenic cell survival, cell death due to apoptosis and autophagy were determined. Levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), DNA damage and, cell cycle distribution after PBM were measured...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462790/contemporary-spinal-oncology-treatment-paradigms-and-outcomes-for-metastatic-tumors-to-the-spine-a-systematic-review-of-breast-prostate-renal-and-lung-metastases
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REVIEW
Amy Yao, Christopher A Sarkiss, Travis R Ladner, Arthur L Jenkins
Metastatic spinal disease most frequently arises from carcinomas of the breast, lung, prostate, and kidney. Management of spinal metastases (SpM) is controversial in the literature. Recent studies advocate more aggressive surgical resection than older studies which called for radiation therapy alone, challenging previously held beliefs in conservative therapy. A literature search of the PubMed database was performed for spinal oncology outcome studies published in the English language between 2006 and 2016...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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